Italy is the second most infected country with coronavirus in the world, so Italians spend their time indoors. In one of the most romantic cities, Venice, the eternally clouded and dirty canals these days, for lack of tourists, are finally clean.
Locals say the water has not been so clean for years. On the Venetia Pulitia Facebook page, residents share videos and photos of the canals, with thousands of cruise ships sailing the canals daily.
A European Parliament report from February 2019 describes the worrying level of water and air pollution in Venice. The irregular ships were blamed for this situation.
The explanation now is that the lack of channel traffic is the main reason why the water is clear.
In Italy, a total of 31,506 people have been infected with coronavirus, with 2,503 deaths.